‘They Have An Average Crowd Of 28’ – Sky Sports News Broadcast Completely Fabricated ‘Facts’ About Gibraltan Part-Timers Lincoln Red Imps (Video)

Chris Wright

13th, July 2016

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Sky Sports News dropped a sizeable clanger on Wednesday morning when they decided to forgo a precursory fact check and simply bang out a segment on Celtic’s dismal Champions League defeat that was chock full of what’s known in the trade as ‘utter bollocks’.

In the wake of the shock result, SSN picked apart Celtic’s part-time Gibraltan overlords, the Lincoln Red Imps, dissecting their team, their players and their domestic standing.

Gloriously, in cobbling together their fact file, it would appear SSN were sucked in by a raft of ‘information’ proffered forth by known Twitter urchin @WeahsCousin. The clue really is in the account name.

Anyway, a couple of WeahsCousin’s completely fabricated bullet-points somehow made it to the Sky Sports desk and subsequently onto air…

And lo, Sky reported it all as fact – Lincoln Red Imps really can’t use their pitch on Tuesdays because it’s commandeered by the local metal detecting club…

Christ Almighty. Now you know exactly who Sky’s mythical sources really are. We know we don’t exactly adhere to the most stringent journalistic standards here on Pies, but still…

Football journalism in 2016 and the state thereof, etc, etc.

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4 Comments

  1. John De la Cruz says:

    FFS it’s ‘Gibraltarian’.

    • Goose says:

      Get the same twinge when Best, Goater or Wells are referred to as Bermudan.

      BOTC’s UNITE AGAINST FABRICATED NOMENCLATURE!!!

  2. PetrovskyKSC says:

    Well done, lincoln! Gibraltarians obviously have a great fighting spirit! I’m a Karlsruharian myself and I know what it means if you always have to take on bigger teams. We’re definitely cast in the same mould! I’m really impressed!

  3. Jarren says:

    I HEARD A BLOKE DOWN THE PUB SAY IT SO IT MUST BE FACT

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